Of the 5 physical senses we have, our sight is by far the most important and to lose it would be unthinkable. Many people take their eyesight for granted and in most cases, they have no issues, aside from perhaps needing reading glasses, but we all should take steps to protect our eyes.
Here are a few tips from the optician for optimum eye-care.
- Eye Examination – Check out the cheap eye exams by Optopia, a leading Australian eye-care provider and with annual eye examinations, any issues can be promptly treated. If you would like to learn more about the latest generation of eye-care, search with Google to find a provider near you. This would include testing your vision; indeed, many people need reading glasses, yet are unaware and that can lead to headaches.
- IT Workers – If you spend 10 hours a day glued to your monitor, this is not good for your eyesight; experts recommend taking a break every 15-20 minutes and focus on objects outside the window (your eyes have been focusing on something close) which changes the attention. If you play video games on your smartphone, you might experience tears, which is the body’s way of dealing with concentrated focus and this is a signal to take a short break. Our eyes are incredibly resilient and by not straining them too much, you are not putting your eyes at risk. Click here for how telehealth has emerged during the pandemic, eliminating human contact.
- Sunglasses – Rather than viewing shades as a fashion accessory, your sunglasses protect your eyes from glare and harmful UV. Only purchase sunglasses with a UV rating of 400, as this offers 100% protection, while polarised lenses are also recommended, as the Polaroid coating removes glare, giving you clear vision. Popular styles include Aviators and Wayfarers, the former is ideal for driving, as the lenses hug the cheeks protect the skin around and under the eyes. Your sunglasses should be worn most of the time in sunny Australia and most eye-care providers stock designer sunglasses at very affordable prices. Keep a pair in the car and have another pair you keep on your person and if you are an outdoor person, buy a pair of sports wrap-around shades with mirrored lenses.
- Safety in the Workplace – If your work involves machinery, you will need to wear special goggles or safety glasses and never look at a welding torch while it is working, as this spectrum of light can damage your eyes. Even mowing the lawn presents a risk of flying debris and if you are a DIY enthusiast, protect your eyes when working.
Of course, should you ever feel any pain, discomfort or vision problems with your eyes, you need to make an online booking with a local eye-care provider who can identify the problem and recommend suitable treatment.
If you take good care of your eyes, they will give you great vision for a lifetime, allowing you to fully appreciate the wonders of nature.